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EU Google decision delayed to next week, source says, as Trump visits

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By Foo Yun Chee

(Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators have postponed to next week a finding against Google's mobile operating system, a person familiar with the matter said, avoiding any clash with a visit to by Donald Trump.

The had scheduled a meeting of national competition agencies for Tuesday to brief them on the case, including what is expected to be a record-breaking fine against Alphabet unit

But the meeting has been rescheduled to July 17, the person said, without giving a reason for the change.

Other sources said they expected a delay due to the presence of Trump, who is due to attend a NATO summit in this week.

The EU usually issues decisions on Wednesdays after its weekly meetings.

The EU antitrust enforcer has charged with using its dominant to marginalise rivals following a three-year long investigation seen as the most important of three EU cases against the world's most popular internet

The Commission handed down a landmark 2.4-billion-euro ($2.82 billion) penalty to last year for favouring its shopping service over rivals. The third case involves its online AdSense

has triggered criticism from U.S. policyholders following her order to to claw back a record 13 billion euros in back taxes from Apple. The Dutch was told to recover up to 30 million euros from and 250 million euros from

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(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; editing by John Stonestreet)

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 22:41 IST